IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi believed dead in US raid

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Islamic State head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to have been killed in a raid carried out by  U.S. special operations forces in Syria on Saturday, a media report said.

Baghdadi is presumed to be dead after detonating his own suicide vest, according to Defense One.

The confirmation is still pending, it said.

“Something very big has just happened!” President Donald Trump tweeted at 9:23 p.m. ET on Saturday, without providing details.

The White House has scheduled a news conference for 9 a.m. on Sunday.

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